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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: April 8
Country: United States

About Me

Gypsy at heart. Most prized possession: dog-eared passport because, oh my, the places I can go! Most adored human: she of the adventurous soul - my delightful, irreverent, 19yo woman-child daughter.

August 10, 2021: After a summer in Texas with my sweet momma, I'm heading out on my next adventure tomorrow morning to my new home in the pacific northwest. I was planning for another international move but covid has put that on hold for the time being. Who knows -- maybe this beach girl will love the rainy mountains!

My daughter and I have spent most of her life as expats outside the US. In the past we've lived in Malta, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Ghana, Tanzania, and Australia. And, we travel alot no matter where we live. Our last big trip before covid (summer 2019) we spent 3 months in Greece -- I was working in the refugee camp and she was volunteering at a vet clinic. We'll be up and running as soon as things open up again. Next trips: Morocco with my best friend, and spa week in Mexico with my mom.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm a child rights lawyer and researcher. I research and write about child welfare and adoption.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. Outlander fan, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies big enough to mail postcards -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks! (or nice cotton/wool ones -- not the synthetic cutesy ones)
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy! Also happy with freebies from the paper, just also include the answers please because I cheat.)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones)
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough like newspaper, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons & aprons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (I especially like tote bag people sew -- about the size to roughly what regular plastic bag from a store holds)
  14. Address labels -- for me (info only, including USA; no pics) or blank to send out
  15. sea glass & the ocean & and ocean colors
  16. envies of randomness!
  17. old mags -- I cut them up for stuff so I don't care how new/old they are
  18. paper scraps -- LOVE paper and anything at least as big as a postcard is awesome! . .

THINGS I CAN HAPPILY LIVE WITHOUT:

  1. almost all the isms,
  2. crimes against kids,
  3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
  4. smelly lotions & potions,
  5. tv,
  6. spicy food,
  7. caffeine free coke & coffee
  8. cold weather,
  9. make-up & high heels,
  10. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
  11. Hello Kitty, kawaii and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: I don't really care what kind of card, but I like interesting images, watercolors, birds & animals (NO SNAKES!), books, maps, clocks, crowns, keys, botanicals, B&W....

Not a fan of tourist cards - truly not my thing.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Email

** Please use the messaging system on SB and not my email account. My email is subject to review by third parties and I'd much rather my personal stuff not mix with my work stuff. Thank you!

Cats

It is possible that my cat, Oddly Bean, will want to send you something as well. She has been known to include a cat hair or two in the envies. I do my best to avoid that -- cost of postage and all -- but she loves to hang out on my desk (the better to see the squirrels in the yard and increase her chances of getting a cuddle). My apologies in advance if my mail arrives with a stray cat hair or two.

2021 Challenge

One of my 2021 challenges is to reuse as much of the SB packaging as I can -- envies and mailers. I want to upcycle envies by adding/re-doing/altering them in fun ways and put them back in the mailbox. Don't be surprised if you receive an envie that looks a little familiar! Open to private swaps with anyone interested in trading a few of these!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the spooky envelope and goodies!! Happy Halloween!
Response: Very welcome!
AmyMarie rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #221 on Sep 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of postcards! I also appreciate the playing card. Take care.
Response: very welcome!
heliogal rated for CPG Decorated Envie #3 - US on Sep 24, 2021
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Comment: Sheri, I loved the Dr. Suess illustration on my envie- really cool!! Thank you for a fun swap!
Response: Very welcome!
tcornell rated for AN: Matchy Matchy #2 (global) on Sep 22, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the cute owl stuff ♥
Response: Very welcome!
susieq11 rated for Random Envelope 8 on Sep 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!!! What a fun envie, even a postcard with a poodle!! 😍 Love of all and can’t wait to use it. xoxo
Response: Very welcome!
rhinoluvr rated for Handmade Envelopes 9/2021 on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Hi Sheri 👋 Thanks so much for this great packet of handmade envies. I love the map decorated envelope they arrived in also. The pineapple-patterned🍍💌 one is my favorite. Take care 🤗
Response: Very welcome!
colleenbUSA rated for AN: Love Your Pet PC #2 (US) on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable cat pc! I can't have cats due to my mom's allergies, and I'm still more of a dog person, but I do love cats too!
Response: Very welcome.
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Comment: Thank you for the great stuff - I love horses and the horse on the PC is beautiful! Love the cow on the envie, too!
Response: Very welcome!
anicka22 rated for AN: Spelling Bee: BEACH (global) on Sep 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much. Love the resend. Hope the original will arrive one day at your or mine place.
Response: So glad it arrived -- very sorry for the delay. The mail seems such a mystery sometimes!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! It inspired me to want a cup of tea. <3 <3 <3 Take care and keep on swapping!
Response: Very welcome!
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #218 on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for cards!
Response: Very welcome!
Curiouskitty rated for Handmade Envelopes 8/2021 on Aug 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, I love the envelopes you made for me. The embellishments are pretty. I appreciate the labels & washi tape too! ♥️
Response: Very welcome.
dmwcheng rated for PH: Color-Shape-Number #4 on Aug 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards! =)
Response: Very welcome!
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #149 on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Got the envie! I showed my fiancé the returned envelope & he thought it was weird too! (He’s a mailman) ..everything you wrote was correct—weird!! On a different note, loved the stitching on the envelope! Thanks!
Response: Very glad it arrived -- the mail is such a mystery sometimes!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the sewed envelope, recipes and tape. You did well being so busy with your move. Much appreciated. Cathy
Response: Very welcome!
Reisegern rated for MAIL ART - Rubber Stamps on Aug 19, 2021
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Comment: Your envelope arrived today. I like the postcards you put inside, they will be of good use for me. Unfortunately something must have happened to the envelope on the way - the birds on the front are hardly visible. The "Envelope Flap" stamp on the back of the envelope is still visible. If the birds were as black as your drawn lines when you sent the envelope, it must have been really nice. Thanks for making this mail art for me!
Response: Very welcome!
anicka22 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #29 on Aug 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards. And loved the en ie and postage stamps you used!
Response: Very welcome!
suepier rated for AN: World Lion Day PC (US) on Aug 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice lion postcard.
Response: Very welcome!
alafour rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Aug 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Very welcome!
VaGrammy66 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #151 on Aug 16, 2021
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Comment: I love all the cards and stickers! Thank you!
Response: Very welcome.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3193 356 381
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2983 3571 0 0
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Comments

LadyJo on Sep 27, 2021:

Thank you for the August AN RAK of Nature! It is a lot of fun things to use! Thanks again!

Poohtat on Sep 23, 2021:

Thank you for the WW Sept wish for plaid.

Cgscdy on Sep 21, 2021:

Ty for the stamps! Love them. WW - Sept

ChrisAnne on Sep 19, 2021:

Thank you for my sloth pc for Wonderful Wishes ~ September. I will add him to the collection!

bethe on Sep 19, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely envelopes from Sept. WW! Cant' wait to put these to good use :)

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 6, 2021:

Good LUck!

weatherwax on Sep 4, 2021:

Your wonderful RAK arrived, thank you so very much✨!!!! You picked wonderful surprises, the stamps are a delight!!! Thank you Sheri for such a wonderful gift!!!

🙏🏻✨🙂

fairypretty7 on Aug 24, 2021:

Hi, how cool is my CPG global pick tag, love everything.

LadyJo on Aug 17, 2021:

Thank you for the WW August wishes of postcards!

susieq11 on Aug 16, 2021:

Your next adventure sounds great!!!! Keep me posted and thanks for the cool postcard for WW August!!

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